Maybe it was the thought of impending summer, maybe it was watching the Disney World vacation videos and seeing all the pineapple whips, or maybe it was watching Moana for the 15th time, but at some point during the past few days I got a crazy craving for pineapple. Then while browsing the frozen section of the local grocery store, my eyes fell upon the new limited edition Cheesecake Cool Whip and I knew I had to buy in and find a use for it! Not wanting to heat the house I settled upon an idea for a no bake pie.
Want to make it yourself? Here's what you'll need-
1 3.4oz box cheesecake pudding mix
(and 1 1/2 C milk to mix in the pudding.)
1 container cheesecake flavored Cool Whip
1 9oz ready made graham cracker pie crust
1 Can pineapple (blend 1/2c in your food processor)
Be sure to check our youtube channel for this recipe and many more!
The other day We 3 Mason Jar Mamas found ourselves sitting in the waiting room of a doctors office (Don't worry we're fine it was just a normal check up for Mama April & her asthma). As per usual there was a tv showing the local news, and our ears perked up as Gayle Guyardo's Guide To Pinterest come on, and this week they were featuring Mason Jar Salads. Imagine our excitement when one of our salads (and our most repinned recipe.) was shown front and center during the segment!! We all looked each other and squealed with excitement.Check out the video segment here!
And for those of you who haven't pinned, favorited, or shared our recipe, here it is, again:
A few days ago was a day like any other, until we looked at the calendar and realized what day it was. Perhaps more important then birthdays and holidays, it was a day that 29 years ago we never thought we'd see. Mama Carol celebrated 29 years cancer free!! If you want to read her entire cancer survivor story click the link below. In order to celebrate this amazing mile stone here on the page we are also rounding up our best Breast Cancer Awareness posts so far!!
Carol's Story- Click Here
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October may be the official breast cancer awareness month, but around here it's every month.
Don't forget to do your monthly self breast exam!
The first time I had a pretzel melt was at a restaurant inside of an Atlantic City casino. That was about 15-20 years ago. Ever since then pretzel melts have been a favorite quick & easy meal that my whole family has come to love. From Ham & Cheese to fried eggs they can be made to accommodate even the pickiest of eaters.
Hot Ham & Cheese Pretzel Melt
1 Pretzel (I used Walmart's Bakery Bavarian Style Pretzel)
2 Slices Sargento Thin Slices Cheddar
5 Slices Thin Sliced Deli Ham
1 Tsp Yellow Mustard
-Preheat oven to 350-
The hardest part of this whole recipe is cutting the pretzel in half. But it can be done! Take your time.
Once you have 2 slices spread one side evenly with yellow mustard, top with ham, cheese, and finally top with the other half of your pretzel. Brush with water and sprinkle on salt.
Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 3-5 minutes- letting the cheese melt and ham get warm.
Remove from oven & serve.
As New Jersey natives, the Mason Jar family LOVES A good Italian Sub, and sadly they are hard to find here in Florida. So forgoing the bread we decided to deconstruct a sub and throw it's ingredients into a mason jar. What we created turned out crisp & delicious and will last a few days just chillin' in the fridge til you are ready to eat.
For each Italian Sub Salad you will need:
2 tbs low fat Italian dressing
3 Slices Tomato
2 Thin Cut Slices Ham
3 Thin Cut Slices Genoa Salami
2 Thin Cut Slices Sargento Provolone Cheese
1 1/2 C Lettuce (more or less depending on jar size)
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
3 Pepperochini Peppers Sliced
5 Diced Olives
2 tbs Italian Croutons
Layer all ingredients as listed from top to bottom except the croutons. Place croutons in container or small ziplock bag to keep them crunchy, tuck them into the top of your salad filled jar, put on the lid and Just Screw It ;)
When you're almost ready to eat, I like to take out the crouton container, replace the lid, and leave the salad sitting upside down for a few moments and then giving it a good shake before pouring the contents into a bowl, this allows the dressing to cover all of the salad without needing more dressing.
And she does it again! If you are anything like me "Revelation Song" quickly became one of my favorite worship/quite time songs. Kari Jobe brings back that same reverence and passion in her new album "The Garden". Filled with songs born from adversity and faith that will no doubt fill your heart, help you heal, and remind you that not only is God present , but that he has planned for this very moment of your life.
The title track "The Garden" lends a beautiful view into the very garden of God where
"I can see the ivy
Growing through the wall
'Cause you'll stop at nothing
To heal my broken soul"
Weather you are looking for a refreshing new album to accompany your quiet time or you're searching for the perfect songs to administer healing and hope to the broken "The Garden" is sure to be an excellent addition to your worship collection.
Kari Jobe's "The Garden" Can be purchased via:
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Ok ya'll so as you may have been able to tell, the mamas LOVE our pasta. And better then plain pasta is LASAGNA!! The only downside to lasagna is the fact that it can be expensive and time consuming, so one night out of desperation for a quick meal that was still packed with flavor, I came up with Lazy Mama Lasagna. With just 4 Simple ingredients, and about 35 minutes you can have a meal your family will ask for again and again. And the best part, it's a one pan dish! So super quick clean up!
1 Bag Square Beef Ravioli
1 Bag Square Cheese Ravioli
1 Jar Your Favorite Pasta Sauce
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Layer all ingredients, except for cheese.
Top with Mozzarella and bake at 395* for 25 Minutes.
YES, IT'S THAT EASY!!!
Ok..So you forgot to make your menu plan. You don't want to dirty every pot in the house preparing dinner. You want something somewhat quick. Well have I got a meal for you! And your family will beg you to make it again and again! And it is soooo easy! And you may even have a lot of the ingredients on hand so here we go...
1 lb of your favorite pasta..Rotini, shells, penne your choice.
1 lb ground beef
1 onion chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 cans Campbell's Tomato Soup
1/2 cup water
1 cup Colby shredded cheese
1 cup Mozzerella shredded cheese
First step is to cook your pasta till it's just about done..(You'll know this by eating at least 8 pieces or more (J/K) Drain your water and pour it into a greased 9 X 15 baking dish..
While your waiting for your pasta to cook:
Morning! Mama April here. We had a special visitor visit us last night. The Tooth Fairy came for my sons first lost tooth.
It's both an exciting and a little bit of a sad milestone for me, it means he's growing up.
Sad because, well it means he's not so much a baby anymore (though he will always be MY baby.) But in this growing there is so much to look forward to, and so many more firsts to explore together.
See for those that don't know the story, there was once a time when I believed I wouldn't be able to have these moments, I was told when I was young that I may not be able to have kids, and after being married and TTC for 2 years it started to become evident that the doctor was right, until that day when I saw 2 little pink lines appear on the pregnancy test.
Maybe, if the Lord allows there will be another baby in our lives at some point, but for now I will embrace this time of growing for both my son and I.
Happy New Year Mason Jar Family!! I hope 2017 is treating you well. There is tons of positive energy buzzing in the Mason Jar Mamas houses right now. From buisness ventures, to prospective moves, and even more importantly blogs & vlogs that are sure to bless you with awesome crafts, DIY's, recipes, and more! We will have printable planner freebies, family night themes & ideas, and a visit from a love bug & several other surprises along the way, so be sure to like, follow, subscribe, whatever you do to stay up to date on our newest blog & youtube posts.
So while we're all atwitter with our future ideas and plans we wanted to take some time to show you our 5 best blogs of 2016: (click photos for recipe)